2016-11-13: Songs for Syria, A Concert for Humanitarian Relief, 3-5pm, Old South Church, 645 Boylston Street, Boston. Music by Ilene Stahl and Klezperanto, Layaali Arabic Music Ensemble. Concert admission is free. Donations welcome; proceeds go to Syrian American Medical Society. Pre-registration is recommended. Flyer here.
2016-05-02: Yom HaShoah Commemoration, 7pm, Higgins Middle School, Peabody, featuring Rabbi Joseph Polack, award-winning writer for his book, “After the Holocaust the Bells Still Ring.” The event will also feature a candle-lighting ceremony with survivors and their families, the Sonia Schreiber Weitz Upstander Award and musical selections by the Salem State University Women’s Chorale.
2016-05-01: Community Holocaust Commemoration of Yom HaShoah, “From Holocaust to New Life: How Will We Remember?,” 10:30am, Faneuil Hall, Boston. Sponsored by the Jewish Community Relations Council and its partners. The program will highlight the lives that survivors built after they escaped the unimaginable horror of the Holocaust and will include first-hand survivor testimony and student reflections on how to keep the memory alive. RSVP requested here.
2016-04-16: 22nd Anniversary Commemoration of the Rwandan Genocide Against the Tutsi, 3-7pm, Boston College High School, 150 William T. Morrissey Blvd Dorchester. Sponsored by Friends of Rwandan Genocide Survivors (FORGES) and Boston College High School. Please join us as we remember the victims, celebrate the resilience of survivors, and raise our voices to stand against genocides.
2016-04-10: Third Annual Walk Against Genocide, 1:30-3pm, Boston, beginning with a gathering at the New England Holocaust Memorial and closing with a gathering at the Armenian Heritage Park, featuring speakers on genocides and mass killings of the 20th and 21st centuries. Sponsored by Massachusetts Coalition to Save Darfur, JCRC of Greater Boston, Armenian Heritage Foundation, Armenian Assembly of America, Armenian National Committee of Eastern Massachusetts, Congolese Genocide Awareness, Facing History and Ourselves, Free Yezidi Foundation, Friends of Rwandan Genocide Survivors (FORGES), Greater Boston Holodomor Remembrance Committee, New England Friends of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Please tell us you are coming on the Facebook event page (but no RSVP required). Flyer here.
2016-03-02: Lecture by Dr. Peter Balakian, “The Transmission of Trauma Across Generations: Writing a Memoir about the Armenian Genocide and Growing up in the Suburbs,” 7-9pm, The Peabody Essex Museum, Morse Auditorium, 161 Essex Street, Salem, MA. Dr. Balakian will read excerpts from his memoir, Black Dog of Fate, and discuss his experience of growing up in a suburban family haunted by the memories of the Armenian Genocide. Sponsored by The Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Salem State University and the Cummings Foundation. Click the “Register” button here for a free ticket.
2016-02-27: Bosnian and Herzegovinian Independence Day Commemoration, 1-3:30pm, Tufts University, Pearson Chemical Laboratory, Room 104, 62 Talbot Street, Medford. “A future deeply rooted in the past” panel discussion, hosted by the Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovinia to the United States, His Excellency Haris Hrle, with panelists Dr. Bruce Hitchner, Dr. Esad Boskailo, and Armin Alijagic. Sponsored by the New England Friends of Bosnia and Herzogovina. Free tickets here. Map here.
2016-01-11: Screening of “Watchers of the Sky” and conversation with Luis Moreno Ocampo, 5-8pm, Boston Bar Association, 16 Beacon St, Boston (opposite the State House), located a short walk from Park Station. Trailer at watchersofthesky.com. Sponsored by the Boston Bar Association and Massachusetts Coalition to Save Darfur. RSVP by clicking the Register to ATTEND button.